UPDATE: Slide blocks trail on north Lincoln Park shore

9:38 AM: Thanks to Desiree for the photo and report of a slide blocking Lincoln Park‘s north waterfront path, a short distance east of Colman Pool (and Bruun Idun the troll). We’re checking with Parks regarding cleanup plans.

3:15 PM: Christina Hirsch of Parks replied, “I can confirm that the trail will not reopen today. Our Heavy Equipment crew needs to get out there to do cleanup first.”

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Slide blocks trail on north Lincoln Park shore"

  • Love Lincoln Park March 1, 2024 (10:15 am)

    Wow, thank you for letting us know to use caution on this path!  The wind and rain are powerful!

  • Slip March 1, 2024 (11:03 am)

    I’ve been watching that section all season.  
    It had already slipped and shelved above the road.  
    There are multiple areas along the bulkhead road that have threatening trees with roots exposed by erosion and hill-slide.  
    The pathway going up tho the bluff trails has several dangerous trees and slide areas also.  
    This area is all ECA Critical Slope/Slide designation and Parks needs to address safety (trees do kill).

  • Gum gum March 1, 2024 (11:35 am)

    Save the Troll!

  • Marcus March 1, 2024 (2:05 pm)

    Area has been prone to slides for decades. There use to be a road from the upper park to Colman pool.  Now it is just a trail.

  • Barbara March 1, 2024 (8:42 pm)

    I hope the parks crew salvages the ferns. There are several valuable native Sword Fern in that photo that could be replanted in a better spot near there very quickly, for example on the less steep forested area by the same trail that heads to the street at the north park entrance.

  • SaveTheTrees March 2, 2024 (9:14 am)

    I walk here pretty regularly and over the past few years it seems that this hillside has seen numerous trees come down and others look to be in a sorry state.  Seattle Parks should be prioritizing the safety and ecological health of this and other areas but they are too busy forcing pickleball courts and fairground attractions down the throats of park users to address critical needs.

    • Slip March 2, 2024 (12:29 pm)

      Not true ‘Save The Trees.’
      The Parks dept is too busy dealing with protesters, threats, “occupations” and blocking of Park employees.  
      SPD was pulled off serious crimes to deal with a very few , forceful activists that have succeeded in forcing their “No Active Recreation, Natural Reserve” agenda down the throats of the majority of park users. 
      We had to spend money fencing and posting signs and wasted labor.  
      I imagine the pickleball debacle has cost us taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, with more to come. 
      As someone who has used Lincoln Park for the better part of a century, I am disheartened by my West Seattle neighbors that have weaponized long civil civic functions. 
      Our Public  Parks and Green Spaces have a maintenance backlog of millions of dollars and it is sad to see Parks wasting money on protesters.

      At least we can agree that the hillside trails and beach paths are dangerous from neglect.

      • Breathe March 3, 2024 (4:12 pm)

        Riiiight. Because legally gathering and exhibiting one’s opinion (as different from your own) as guaranteed under the First Amendment is considered “weaponizing” in your view. I’m just gonna make a wild hunch that had the shoe been on the other foot (people gathering to demand “active recreation”) that you’d have been just fine with it. I was not there, but it looked to me like some good and community-minded people gathered to protect a very important park that is near and dear to their hearts, and a place of quiet reflection that is important to their actual well being. Please don’t make this something that it was not with your divisive and hypocritical “weaponizing” vitriol. 

        • Slip March 3, 2024 (5:27 pm)

          I must reply to such mis-characterization and speculation.
          I am all for First Amendment.
          And that is the right your group exercised when they had those paltry (photos show two dozen?) demonstrations on Fauntleroy Way.  
          That was a legal gathering and the printing of flyers, no problem there.  

          But the other things, they are not First Amendment any more than January Sixers.
          “Weaponizing” is indeed an appropriate description of the “process” employed. 
          It was weaponization when this group acted in several heretofore unseen acts.
          Blocking civic employees from doing their jobs is unprecedented. “Activists” were documented threatening City employees with dogs!  
          Police responded!  
          How is that not weaponizing?Multiple version of factually false flyers were attached and littered throughout Lincoln Park.The flyers claimed an off leash dog area was included in the project (false).The flyers stated the area was in an EC A (false, city maps show it is not), trees would be removed (they wouldn’t) and that the sound of sport activities would harm birds (unproven, with NYC’s Central Park having dozens of pickleball courts and far more bird varieties than Lincon Park per Audubon).The inaccurate and misleading flyers provided scans and the thought-free  new convenience of iPhone  digital petition.  

          It is rarely mentioned when the petition numbers are crowed about, that this is not a petition in the traditional sense.  No one was required to sign their name and provide any information.  I would not be surprised if more than a few come from out of our region. 

          We must remember, this level of divisiveness was not an issue before this small group of activists stormed the process.   

          Now it appears that a similar plan has emerged regarding the Constellation Park controversy, also with a wild popular online “petition” that again appears misleading. 

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